Letters, Feb. 26, 1951

Hot Spot

Sir:

Congratulations to TIME, Feb. 5 for alerting our State Department with its timely "Iran and Oil." This area is a veritable powder keg, the fuse of which has already been lighted.

Having lived in the Near East for 4½ years, I have expressed great and deep concern over the lack of attention by our Government to the war potentialities of this hot spot. I heartily concur with TIME that here lies a "Background for War." And I should like to predict that this will be the first major Russian objective . ....

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